Bizarre Vintage Sewing Ads: What Were They Thinking?

There are some really bizarre vintage sewing ads out there, particularly Victorian trade cards for thread companies. Trade cards were precursors to business cards, and they became popular and collectible among Victorians. As described by Keep Reading

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines: a New Owner’...

In this post, I’ll show you how to check over your new Singer Featherweight sewing machine to ensure that everything is in good working order. You can easily do most of the maintenance and cleaning Keep Reading

Cleaning and Removing Rust: Restoring Vintage Sewing Ma...

In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of removing rust from your vintage sewing machine in order to clean and restore it. If there’s rust on it, you don’t want to risk having Keep Reading

40+ Free Sewing Books: Vintage and Antique Sewing Refer...

In this post, I’ll go over how to find free vintage sewing books. There are a lot of vintage and antique books that are in the public domain and they span topics from sewing, dressmaking, Keep Reading

Resources for Restoring Vintage Sewing Machines

I’ve written a few posts about restoring vintage sewing machines, which have proved to be fairly popular. In this post, I’ll list all of the resources related to restoring vintage sewing machines that I’ve found Keep Reading

Singer 281-1 Restoration: Cleaning, Adjusting, and Repl...

In this post, I’ll show you how to restore a vintage Singer 281-1 industrial sewing machine. These sewing machines were often used in factories, and there are a lot of them still in circulation. They Keep Reading